Grand jury gets case of window fall


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A Warren man facing felony charges in connection with a woman falling from a window waived his preliminary hearing Monday, meaning his case is now in the hands of a Trumbull County grand jury.

Shawn Synuria, 41, is being held in the Trumbull County Jail on $75,000 bond after he allegedly pushed Sherri Smith, 22, from an attic window of a Porter Street N.E. house in October.

His bond was lowered on Monday after Warren City Prosecutor Traci Timko Rose amended the charge to felonious assault.

Smith was paralyzed from the fall and has been confined to a nursing home. She testified in court on Monday.

Following the hearing, Synuria’s wife, Lisa, confronted Smith in the parking lot and accused her of lying about who pushed her.

“It’s a memory of him? But you’re not sure who pushed you out the window? You need to go back and tell the court that my husband did not push you out the window, that you were paid for this,” Lisa Synuria said as Smith’s wheelchair was being loaded into a van.

“What are you talking about?,” Smith responded.

“Now you’re scared for your life because you were paid by the dope man and my husband is sitting behind bars. There’s an innocent man in jail,” Lisa Synuria said.

“He’s not innocent,” Smith said.

“Yes he is innocent. You know he is, Sherri. I told you a long time ago to take your [expletive] off the street. You know I did when you called me and asked me for help.  I told you to take your [expletive] off the street before you get hurt, when you’re on that stuff,” Lisa Synuria said.

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